The Guardian Angel
By Elizabeth Gill
A tale of an unlikely friendship set in the atmospheric world of 19th century Durham. 'A wonderful book, full of passion, pain, sweetness, twists and turns' Sheila Newberry on Nobody's Child
1820. Alice Lee, middle-aged and unmarried, takes in a young murderer, Zebediah Bailey, when he's released from Durham gaol. Their acquaintance had begun when Alice's local Methodist minister had asked his congregation if anybody would help the young man, and Alice had volunteered. Alice dutifully writes him every week, sending him sweets from her shop. And when Zeb comes out and has nowhere to go, Alice takes him back to Stanhope in Weardale with her, much to the horror of her neighbours.
A tale of an unlikely friendship set in the atmospheric world of 19th century Durham, this is the first in a new series set in Weardale.
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20 Apr 2017
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A born storyteller — Trisha Ashley
Elizabeth Gill writes with a masterful grasp of conflicts and passions hidden among men and women of the wild North Country — Leah Fleming